College Senate Bulletin

State University of New York at Geneseo

College of Arts and Sciences

 

Correspondence to Dennis Showers, School of Education, South 222C, showers@geneseo.edu, 245-5264

Note: Page numbers indicate pages as per the paper copy of the Bulletins.

 

Bulletin No. 5

Pages 54-60

November 28, 2006

Agenda for Senate Meeting on December 5, 2006
Call to Order
Adoption of the Agenda
Adoption of the Minutes of November 14 (Bulletin #5, pages 55-59)
Senate Reports
President                                               Christopher Dahl
Provost                                                                  Kate Conway-Turner
Chair                                                       Dennis Showers
Vice Chair                                              David Granger
Past-Chair                                              Maria Lima
Treasurer                                               Kathleen Mapes
University Faculty Senator                                Bill Gohlman
Vice President, Student Assoc.         Jarah Magan

 

Reports of the Standing Committees of the Senate

Undergraduate Curricula                    Meg Stolee

New Courses – Second Reading:
                CSCI 115
                GEOG 330
                GEOG 340
                GEOG 348
PLSC 222
PLSC 223
PLSC 227 (originally submitted as PLSC 224)
PLSC 312 (as amended in First Reading)
PLSC 321
PLSC 341
                PSYC 397
WMST 100
WMST 210
WMST 220
Revised Courses – Second Reading:
PHIL 260
WMST 201
Deleted Courses – Second Reading:
                WMST 301
Revised Programs – Second Reading:
                CSCI major
                Environmental Studies minor
                GEOG major
                PHIL major
                PSYC minor
                PSYC major
                Women’s Studies Minor
Deleted Programs – Second Reading:
                PHIL concentration
Undergraduate Policies                       Ed Wallace

Graduate Academic Affairs                Susan Salmon

                Delete Course – Second Reading

                                SOCL 480

New Program – First Reading

Master of Science in Education: Teaching in Multicultural Education (Grades 1-6)

Revised Courses – First Reading

EDUC 501: Foundations of Education: Philosophical and Psychological Assumptions about the Nature of Learning

EDUC 503: Foundations of Education: School and Society

CURR 530: Language Arts Methods for the Elementary School

CURR 531:  Multicultural Social Studies Methods for the Elementary School

CURR 532: Mathematics, Science, and Technology Methods in the Elementary School I
CURR 533: Mathematics, Science, and Technology Methods in the Elementary School II
New Courses – First Reading

EDUC 560: Theory and Practice of Multicultural Education: subtitle

EDUC 401:  Philosophy of Multicultural Education

EDUC 479: Creating a Multicultural Classroom
EDUC 501, Foundations of Education: Philosophical and Psychological Assumptions about the Nature of Learning
Student Affairs                                     Denise Scott
Faculty Affairs                                     Jane Morse

 

Old Business
New Business
Adjournment

 

Minutes of the College Senate

 

14 November 2006

 

Present: D. Aagesen, I. Alam, L. Argentieri, M. Bagel, I. Belyakov, B. Bennett, S. Bosch, S. Brainard, P. Case, J. Chester, H. Chirico, R. Coloccia, K. Conway-Turner, D. DeZarn, R. Doggett, J. Dolce, G. Drake, A. Eisenberg, M. Eisenstein, C. Garrity, C. Geiger, S. Giorgis, B. Gohlman, D. Granger, K. Griffin, A. Gu, K. Hannam, W. Harrison, K. Hinman, A. Jones, J. Katz, K. Kim, J. Kleiman, M. Klotz, C. Leary, D. Levy, M. Lima, J. Lovett, D. Mackenzie, P. MacLean, J. Magan, K. Mapes, C. Matthews, J. McLean, B. Morgan, J. Morse, J. Nociolo, M. Nolan, J. Olodort, B. Owens, K. Owens, K. Pitcher, D. Robertson, S. Salmon, L. Schiffel, D. Scott, B. See, C. Shin, D. Showers, A. Stanley, M. Stolee, D. Tamarin, G. Towsley, E. Wallace, A. Weibel, J. Williams, D. Youhess, L. Zipp, J. Zook
 
GUESTS:  O. Alawiye, D. Baldwin, E.R. Johnson, S. West
Call to Order

 

Chair Showers called the Senate to order at 4.03PM.

 

Adoption of the Agenda (College Senate Bulletin #4, pp. 42-43)

 

The agenda was moved unanimously without additions or corrections.

 

Adoption of the Minutes of 17 October (College Senate Bulletin #3, pp. 32-36)

 

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved unanimously without additions or corrections.

 

Senate Reports

 

President’s Report

 

No report.  (President Dahl was traveling on College business in Korea.)

 

Provost’s Report

 

1. Provost Conway-Turner announced that the Undergraduate Research and Creativity Day would take place on Tuesday, 17 April 2007; there will be no classes on that date. More details will be coming from Director of Sponsored Research A. Baldwin.

 

2. Recruiting of new Faculty for fall 2007 is under way; candidates will be visiting soon, primarily in January and February, across eighteen different academic areas.

 

3. The Task Force for Advisement is still receiving survey information from surveys. The Provost urged that Faculty complete these.

 

4. Two weeks ago, President Dahl and Assistant Provost for International Programs S. Burwood traveled to Moscow to participate in the thirtieth anniversary of collaboration between Moscow State University and SUNY. We are moving along with the dual-degree agreement with Moscow State—the first dual degree agreement that Geneseo began discussing, but the last to be completed. This degree in Intercultural Communication will include contributions from Geneseo’s departments of Psychology, Communication, and Foreign Languages. The degree proposal will, of course, be sent through UCC and Senate.

 

5.  The Provost formally thanked CAS for a $50,000 contribution to support Faculty research and travel, the Teaching Learning Center, and Special Programs for Academic Affairs. She asked Faculty to thank CAS employees when Faculty see them.

 

6. The campus has hosted demonstrations and discussions of course management systems from Blackboard and Angel; Desire to Learn came today.

 

 

Chair’s Report

 

Showers thanked CAS for providing refreshments for the meeting.

 

Showers reported that he attended the recent University Senate Meeting in Buffalo. He met there with other campus governance leaders, and the discussion centered on governance structures and procedures on different SUNY campuses.  The CGL group decided to conduct a survey and make a report at the winter Plenary meeting of the UFS.  Showers is putting the survey on-line and compiling the data for the group. 

 

Showers also explained that the UFS passed a Constitutional amendment defining and allowing electronic meeting means for committees of the Senate.  He said that he intends to bring a similar recommendation to the Execuitive Committee for consideration by the Senate.

 

Vice-Chair’s Report

 

No report.

 

Past Chair’s Report

 

No report.

 

Treasurer’s Report

 

K. Mapes announced that the Senate’s account balance remains at $1245.23. She asked that requests for flowers (in response to recent illness or death) be sent her way.

 

University Faculty Senator’s Report

 

W. Gohlman reported on the recent University Senate meeting in Buffalo. The general meeting did not produce much; there was an argument about awards that was settled amicably. After this, the University Senate broke up into sector sessions; Geneseo met with other comprehensive colleges.

 

One question that these colleges dealt with was retirement. Retirement policies vary greatly from one campus to another; for example, some are very careful about granting emeritus status. So this group has asked the Chancellor for a clear retirement policy for SUNY campuses.

 

The group also discussed workload issues. More students are attending SUNY than ever, and this number will peak in New York State between now and 2011. An additional 350 Faculty lines for SUNY is forthcoming beyond the normal retiree replacement.

 

Moreover, Senators are concerned about the increasing number of adjunct instructors and the low pay they receive (though this is, to be precise, a contractual matter).

 

The comprehensive colleges have also asked the Chancellor to look at how SUNY’s General Education requirements have affected department staffing; a number of schools have had serious problems with this.

 

Finally, a number of colleges have complained about the K-12 “Readiness to Teach” publication, which blamed teachers primarily.

 

Student Association Vice-President Report

 

No report.

 

Reports of the Standing Committees of the Senate

 

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Report

 

M. Stolee presented a series of courses for UCC in packages.

 

First, she moved the first reading of new courses:

 

                CSCI 115
                GEOG 330
                GEOG 340
                GEOG 348
PLSC 222
PLSC 223
PLSC 227 (originally submitted as PLSC 224)
PLSC 312
PLSC 321
PLSC 341
                PSYC 397
WMST 100
WMST 210
WMST 220

 

M. Klotz (Political Science and International Relations) moved to divide the question, separating PLSC 312 from the rest of the courses. This motion was seconded and carried unanimously.

 

The motion to approve the first reading of the new courses les PLSC 312 passed unanimously.

 

M. Klotz (Political Science and International Relations) moved to change the name of PLSC 312 to American Social Welfare Policy. This motion was seconded and carried unanimously.

 

Klotz moved to approve the first reading of PLSC 312 as amended; this motion was seconded and passed unanimously.

 

Stolee then moved the first reading of revised courses:

 

PHIL 260
WMST 201

 

The motion passed unanimously.  

 

The following deleted course was moved for first reading:

 

                WMST 301

 

The motion passed unanimously.

 

The following revised programs were moved for first reading:

 

                CSCI major
                Environmental Studies minor
                GEOG major
                PHIL major
                PSYC minor
                PSYC major
                Women’s Studies Minor

 

The motion passed unanimously.

 

The following deleted program was moved for first reading:

               

Philosophy concentration

 

The motion passed.  

 

Undergraduate Policies Committee Report
 
No report.

 

Graduate Academic Affairs Committee Report

 

S. Salmon began by saying that there was a mistake in the proposals listed in the agenda, so GAAC would not move for approval of the Education program or its courses.  GAAC only wished to move on deleting a sociology course from last semester. Past GAAC Chair D. McKenzie noted that the Committee had not had a first reading of this deletion yet. GCC moved the first reading of the deletion of SOCL 480. This passed unanimously.

 

Student Affairs Committee Report

 

D. Scott had no report to offer, but she encouraged the Senate to bring pertinent business before her Committee.

 

Faculty Affairs Committee Report

 

On behalf of Faculty Affairs Committee, J. Morse moved the second reading of the Policy Proposal Procedures and Criteria for Classroom Observations (College Senate Bulletin #2, pp. 21-22). The motion passed unanimously.

 

Morse called attention to the latest minutes in the Bulletin on p. 47. The Committee is considering a rubric for Faculty contribution to advisement. This is a complex issue, and the Committee has consulted with the Advisement Task Force about this (specifically with D. Granger and Dean K. McKeever). This led Faculty Affairs to examine the PER form, which will replace Form H and thus give space for including advisement

 

Faculty Affairs Committee will meet next on 28 November at 4PM in South Hall 209.

 

A. Gu (School of Business) raised questions to Faculty Affairs about investment funds available for Faculty. Morse is not certain that the issues fall under the Committee’s purview, but it is an interesting question, and Gu is preparing further materials on this matter.

 

Old Business

 

There was no old business.

 

New Business

 

There was no new business.

 

Adjournment

 

Chair Showers adjourned the Senate at 4.25 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Graham N Drake

College Senate Secretary